Thanks Chris,

                        I had seen something about this collection before but this is a lovely article.

 

Glad the mangosteen is a favourite. They are in season here now. Do you get them in the US? Sometimes in winter you can get them here, imported from Thailand.

 

I love the flavour, like a cross between mandarin and a lychee. I also love the little wooden flower-like structure on the bottom. I did an etching of them years ago. http://geoffthompson.net/art/etchings/mangosteens.html

 

When I worked in the old Queensland Museum building our fabulous library spilled down the corridor. There were a couple of wonderful books, “The Cherries of New York” and “The Pears of New York”. I thought they were paintings but when I searched they look like hand-coloured photographs. I will have to look at work tomorrow.

https://archive.org/details/cherriesofnewyor00hedr/page/150

 

Cheers,

Geoff

 

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Thanks Gail!  Here is a link to the collection, you can actually download hi-res images of your favorite mangosteen!  I am so glad that they identify the artists.

https://usdawatercolors.nal.usda.gov/pom/home.xhtml

 

 

On 3/30/2019 7:51 AM, Gail Guth wrote:

Beautiful, Chris, thanks for sharing!!

Gail

 

 

On 3/30/19 10:39 AM, Chris Gralapp wrote:

I saw this article about watercolor paintings made for the USDA Division of Pomology between 1886 and 1942--gorgeous, luscious images--enjoy!

http://tinyurl.com/yxver45x

Chris

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